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Delhi Timeline 2012



May 10

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Pradeep Kumar Singh, was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch in Rohini. The Police claim to have recovered a loaded 7.65 mm pistol, and two live cartridges, from his possession. Pradeep, a resident of Latehar in Jharkhand, was wanted in connection with an attack on a Police team in Lohardaga in 2000, in which the then Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Singh was shot dead. He then fled to Punjab, and remained in hiding for more than five years. At present, he held the position of an ideologue and recruiter to preach Maoist ideology, and motivate the youngsters for the Maoist cause, the Police said.

June 6

Police arrested Shiv Kumar alias Shiva, a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre from Rohini in New Delhi. Delhi Police said he was involved in several cases of murder and attacks on Police and Paramilitary personnel. A 9mm pistol was seized along with two live rounds. Shiva belongs to Narkopi near Ranchi, Jharkhand. He was the 'area commander' of the Lohardaga CPI-Maoist guerrilla squad. He was putting up with his brother-in-law in the city since December after escaping a CRPF-Jharkhand Police encounter in the forests of Sarayu.

June 15

With a number of Naxalites [Left-wing Extremists] being arrested in the national capital, Delhi Police are sensitising their rank-and-file about Left-wing extremism across the nation. A day-long special training class was organised in this regard at Police Headquarters in New Delhi. Officials from crime branch, special cell and inspectors of police stations attended the special training class. Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers from Naxal-hit zones were called to share their first-hand experiences.

August 8

While there has been no incident of violence by the CPI-Maoist in Delhi, the Union Home Ministry has admitted that this year they have assessed influence of front organisations of Maoists in its six districts. "The influence of Maoists in areas is assessed on the basis of both overground activities by front organisations and violent activities by underground cadres," Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Home Ministry has also said the CPI-Maoist operates in Delhi through the city committee of the outfit and that Left-wing extremist groups, such as CPI (ML) New Democracy and CPI (ML) Liberation, are active in the Capital.

August 9

The Union Government ruled out involvement of CPI-Maoist in July 18, violence in Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant in Gurgaon. A top official of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said this conclusion has come after a probe looked into all angles, including the possibility of a Maoist link to the violence.

November 16

Various terror charges were framed by a Delhi Court against Yogender Singh Bhokta alias Soren, a self-styled commander of CPI-Maoist, involved in several attacks on Police teams and rival Naxal groups in Jharkhand.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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